Our dried sulfite-free tomatoes from the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia are picked at the peak of freshness to extract the maximum amount of sugar and sweet robust flavor. After sorting and careful washing, they are slowly dried. When you receive them they will be packaged in easy-to-store freezer bags. In addition to containing zero sulfites, our tomatoes are salt-free. Most imported tomatoes contain as much as 20% salt content! Note: We strongly urge that you store your sulfite-free tomatoes either in the refrigerator or freezer since they will darken over time due to the fact that there are no sulfites to preserve the color. The darkening of the tomatoes does not affect the taste or flavor. Simply reconstitute the tomatoes in your favorite stock, wine, or warm water for about 30 minutes or until the tomatoes are soft and pliable. Do not discard the soaking liquid. Add it to your recipe. If your recipe contains a lot of liquid such as a soup or stew, there is no need to reconstitute. Simply add them to your recipe.